MOSCOW, (BM) – A fire occurred during repair work on the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” in Murmansk, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Russian website Vzlyad.
According to preliminary data, the fire arose in the first energy compartment, three people were injured, a spokesman for emergency services said.
“At 10.16 Moscow time a message was received about a fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser. Previously, the first energy compartment is on. Currently, the ship is being repaired at the dock,” a source at RIA Novosti said.
According to preliminary data, the fire occurred due to welding. Eight fire crews were sent to the place of emergency.
According to TASS with reference to emergency services, the fire area is 120 square meters. “Measures are being taken to prevent the spread of fire. Firefighters are preparing to carry out a foam attack,” the source said.
According to him, “the situation is under control, there is a quenching by the fleet.”
It is known about three victims. At the same time, according to sources, at present no one worker was found who was in the fire.
Zvezdochka shipyard also confirmed information about the fire. According to the enterprise, a fire occurred in the hold of the first energy compartment during the fire operations in the first power unit of Admiral Kuznetsov.
The ship began to be repaired after, in February 2017, he returned to Severomorsk from the Mediterranean Sea, where he participated in military operations in Syria.
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